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philoSophie rated it 2 years ago
Επιλέγω να αγνοήσω τη μεταγενέστερη προσθήκη της εξόδου που θέλει να συνδέσει την αισχύλεια τραγωδία με τη σοφόκλεια [b:Αντιγόνη|6329648|Αντιγόνη|Sophocles|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1325810805s/6329648.jpg|1052210].
Garden-of-Stars rated it 3 years ago
This was one of those works where I really wish my professor had covered it better in class so that I could fully appreciate it. We had a two hour quick summary-like breeze through all three plays, with more focus being given to "Agamemnon" than the other two, so my judgement of the work was based m...
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
I didn't like this one nearly as much as Persians, no matter that it's supposed to be the crown jewel of surviving Greek tragedy.I think part of it was on the translation, which I found very workmanlike and lacking in poetry. There were a couple of scenes and acts that shone through, but mostly they...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
My classics lecturer mentioned that this play was rather ho-hum and in a way I am inclined to agree. However, we still need to consider that it is an Aeschylus play, which means that it was at least a generation earlier than the plays of Sophocles and Euripides. Aeschylus is considered to be one of ...
Leopard rated it 4 years ago
Let good prevail ! So be it ! Yet what is good ? And who is God? As many deeply conservative societies have discovered time and time again - societies in which there is only one right order and this order is warranted by the highest authorities recognized by the society - when change comes, an...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
This is actually quite an unusual Greek play in that it does not deal with a mythological event. Granted Aristophanes deals with historical events, but he wrote comedy as opposed to tragedy (and I have explained elsewhere what is meant by Greek Tragedy). Excluding Aristophanes, The Persians is the o...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I have now decided that I will also write a commentary on the three plays as a whole considering that the Oresteia appears to be more like a three act play than three separate plays joined together with a common theme. There are a number of things that I would like to talk about in relation to the O...
Leopard rated it 5 years ago
I recommend that you look at Terence's review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/250656447 , but I would like to add some remarks to his. Amongst these plays I much preferred The Persians . It opens with the elderly councilors to Xerxes who remained behind in Susa. They recall the pride and c...
Reckless Indulgence on BL
Reckless Indulgence on BL rated it 5 years ago
This review can be found in its entirety on my blog:Reckless Indulgence | of the Written WordI read this play for the Play On Reading Challenge.An enjoyable read! I'm glad I finally got the opportunity to read the play behind the famous motif of Prometheus, friend of man. The basic understanding beh...
Distracted Teacher
Distracted Teacher rated it 6 years ago
Ok. So I can't say this author's name . . . but as far as old plays go, the Oresteia trilogy is pretty good. It was a fast read, had multi-faceted characters, and a lot of topics to think about. As you will see from my one-sentence and one-word summaries below though . . . I would probably put this ...
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